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Green Hill
Passara road | Sapumalthanna, Ella, Sri Lanka   |  
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Ranked #25 of 73 Ella B&B and Inns
Oxford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Best view!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

My partner and I and our friends stayed here for 3 nights. We arrived immediately after climbing Adams Peak and a long train ride so we were very tired. It is a 5 minute walk from the small town of Ella.

Podi the owner was immediately helpful and very polite. He served us a nice lunch and lovely tea whilst we sat and saw the amazing view of Little Adams Peak, Ella Rock and Ella Gap. It had to be the best view you will ever see whilst eating your meal.

The beds had mosquito nets which are needed in Ella.

Podi is extending his hotel as it is only 2 double rooms and 1 single at the moment. He is making 2 more double rooms which we were lucky to see. They are shaping up nicely.

Podi also arranged for our taxi to Arugam Bay after our stay with his brother.

Would definetely reccomend this hotel for your stay in Ella but book fast as this place is a little gem and Podi is starting to get regular guests already!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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prasannaella, Owner at Green Hill, responded to this review, September 5, 2012
hello
thank you so much for writing a good reccomendation about my little place.
I appreciate it very much and it encourages me a lot.I'm truly glad that my service was good enough to fulfill your expectations.

And also thanks for the compliments on my on-coming rooms as well, I hope to finish them as soon as possible.

Thanks & Regards,
Podi
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20 hotel reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

This guest house was recommended to us, and it was a pleasant surprise. The small house (the owner rents out two real rooms, plus a small one in the back) is located right in Ella gap, with a totaly stunning view on to the coast (if it's not hazy). Ella Rock as well as Little Adam's Peak are right there. There is no traffic as the house is on a little path that you have to walk for the last 50 meters. The rooms are very clean and pleasant with mosquito nets and big neds. There's hot water, and the owner serves food and drinks as you like. It is a quiet place to recuperate and enjoy contemplating evenings.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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prasannaella, Owner at Green Hill, responded to this review, August 23, 2012
Hello,

Thanks a lot for your recommendation on my little place. It encourages me a lot & helps me a lot in my further improvements.
And also I'm glad that I could provide you a service for your satisfaction.

Good Luck !

Thanks & Regards,
Podi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012 via mobile

Best location in town, with stuning view over the Ella rock to Little Adams peak
really friendly owner Podi and his wife, very helpful, and also great in cooking.
Rooms are new and realy clean even with hot water ( which we really dont need)
Sitting in terase and siping locat tea and watching over the valey or climbing busses and car to Ella.

My recomendation is to call in adwance (there is only two rooms, other is in progress) here is the number
+94779192937 or +94572050022

Injoy the Real Sri Lanka overthere!

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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podiella, Owner at Green Hill, responded to this review, September 11, 2012
Hello,

Thank you very much for the very pleasant feedback. All your comments help my further improvements, as well as the great encourage it gives me.
And also it'd be much more supportive to other guests as you've mentioned my contact details too.

I hope to get completed the two new rooms as soon as possible and may be on your next visit you can enjoy your tea on a newly built balcony.

Well wishes for you from both of us!

Thanks again & regards,
podi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012 via mobile

Excellent guest house. Very clean. Very friendly and absolutely trustworthy staff. Very nice setting. Extremely good food.

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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prasannaella, Owner at Green Hill, responded to this review, August 19, 2012
Hello,

thanks a lot for recommending my place very highly. I appreciate you very much for taking your time for me.Your review is really encouraging me.
And also I'm glad that I could provide you a satisfied service.

Good luck !

Thanks & Regards,
Podi
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

Our stay at Green Hill was definitely the highlight of our trip to Sri Lanka. Ella is such a picturesque town and the view from Green Hill was by far the best we saw around town. Podi was accommodating and helpful with anything we needed. The food was tasty and plentiful and the beer very cold. Podi is in the process of constructing another two rooms at his guesthouse but this did not interfere with the serenity of the surroundings or our stay. The room was comfortable and clean but you won't spend much time in there as you will want to make the most of the view, day and night. We would definitely stay again as it was exactly what we hoped for when coming to Sri Lanka. When we stayed the cost was Rs4000 per night + service charge. You will need contact Podi directly. His email is greenhillella.srilanka@yahoo.com and phone numbers are +94 779192937 and +94 572050022.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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prasannaella, Owner at Green Hill, responded to this review, August 25, 2012
Hello,
Thank you so much for spending your precious time for writing a valuable recommendation on my place .I think it'd be very helpful to other guests as you have mentioned my contact numbers as well.

My consructions are still going on but now it's developed than earlier & I hope it'll be finished by your next visit.

And also, I'm very glad that I could provide you a service to your satisfaction.

Sorry that I took such a long time for making a response to your good review as I didn't know exactly hoe to do that onn my business page.

Hope to see you again.

Good luck!
Thanks & Regards,
Podi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

dear podi,
you know these places that you visit,and do'nt want to leave?well green hill-the place you build with your both hands-is this place!a littel trek in the mountain and you find a small house,3-4 rooms and amazing view ,clean and new rooms,tasty food,a man name podi with a great smile ,tea-and absolute quiet!can not said enough only thank you-for having us.we the family of 4 -2 adults+2 girls from israel.you have made us very happy-wish we could stay longer.we will sure be back!all the best and good luck!

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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podiella, Owner at Green Hill, responded to this review, September 11, 2012
Hello everybody ,

Thanks a lot for your feedback. It gives me a good hand of encourage & support on my further developments.

I really my self enjoyed your stay at my place and also I'm very glad that I could make you feel home and satisfy your expectations.

Definitely we'll meet again on your next visit & I'll be looking forward to it.

Well wishes!

Thanks & regards,
Podi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

This place is affordable and highly recommendable. Firstly, the view from Green Hill is arguably the best in Ella; from the terrace you have a fantastic view on Ella's Rock and Litte Adam's peak. Secondly, service that Green Hill owner Podi offers, is very good. The rooms are spotless, showers are fantastic and a althought a little bit expensive, the Sri Lankan food Podi makes tastes great. He is also very helpful in finding transport for you. It only has two rooms now, but Podi is building two extra rooms. The existing building could do with less colours on the outside. All in all, fantastic place!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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podiella, Owner at Green Hill, responded to this review, September 11, 2012
Hello,

It's my great pleasure to see your generous feedback on this page and thank you very much for that. It's very supportive to me for my further improvements.

And also I'm glad that I could make a good service to meet your expects.

Wish you good luck!

Thanks again & Regards,
Podi
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Address: Passara road | Sapumalthanna, Ella, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Uva Province > Ella
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 73 B&Bs / Inns in Ella
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
specially quiet, friendly nature to spend your holiday in a serene location with the fabulous views ever. And also with a treat of delicious sri lankan cuisine. Enjoy every moment while setting your eyes on both the sun rise and sun set.. ... more   less 
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